Alien Skin’s fine balance between entrancing rhythms & fragments of provocative ideas is fascinating & gives the listener a strange sense of privilege; as if this exclusive experience has only been had by the lucky few.
It’s a pleasure to get to embrace these original works. Hopefully many more people continue to discover & connect with them in the near future.
The late 1970s early 1980s was an electric era pregnant with possibility. ‘1980 REDUX’ is my way to return in spirit, in memory, to that excitement.
A fairly big step in a new direction. The concept suggests a thread, but only when you press play does the full scope of the approach come through.
Alien Skin’s arrangement of chords always manages to throw you off with some calculated change from major to minor. A fantastic representation of life.
Your experience will dictate the way it affects you; that’s how real art works. That’s what Alien Skin gives us, time & time again. This album is stunning.
The imaginative nature of these songs is superb, the atmospheric instrumentation surrounding & underlining the concepts is always striking.
It’s a deeply thoughtful, unusual & beautiful collection – one of the most interesting & out there releases of the past few years.
When creating an Alien Skin album I enter a self imposed impenetrable vault. I never ask for advice as this will most likely derail the creative process.
There’s a strangely cinematic effect to the music, whereby the art of it stretches much further than what is audible. It’s a stunning effect.